Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officer recently investigated the following incidents:

Aug. 6 – Keith Francis McDermott, 57, 1 Aspen Way, Anderson was arrested for trespass after notice after officers were dispatched to 316 E. Carolina St. According to reports, McDermott, who was on trespass notice for the property, was on the porch but left before officers arrived. The homeowner told officers he had ran into the woods. A short time later dispatch informed officers the homeowner called and had returned to the property. When officers arrived, McDermott was sitting on the porch. He was placed under arrests and transported to ACDC. M. B. Jackson investigated.
Aug. 6 – Barbara Ellison Welborn, 83, 115 McDonald Ave., Williamston reported unknown person(s) used her information to open multiple accounts through financial institutions to obtain credit, cash or merchandise over a two year period. The incident remains under investigation. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Aug. 5 – Tyler Aaron Charping, 28, 3009 Anderson Rd., Greenville was arrested for possession of stolen property after officers were dispatched to 127 W. 1st Street in reference to a stolen bicycle. Miranda Dawn Bilbray, 35, 127 W. 1st St. reported her son’s bicycle missing and that she thought she saw it at a house at the end of the street. When officers made contact with Charping at 100 W. 1st St. there was a bicycle fitting the description. Charping admitted he was told the bicycle came from up the street. The bike was valued at $150. He was arrested and transported to ACDC. R. Drennon investigated.
Aug. 5 – Williamston officers investigated a breach of trust incident in which Gail Sandra Chastain, 109 Dacus St,. Williamston reported her son Corey Dale Chastain had not returned her vehicle. G. Chastain was unable to provide vin or tag information on the vehicle, a green 2003 Toyota Camry. Due to a lack of information the case was closed. M. B. Jackson investigated.
Aug. 3 – Michelle Amber Lackey, 28, 6 E 3rd St,. Williamston and Tyler Aaron Charping, 28, 3009 Anderson Rd., Greenville were arrested in connection with a burglary/breaking and entering incident after officers responded to 97 Parker St.
According to reports, Amanda Gurien stated she and her boyfriend Shannon Dean Howard, were moving out of the residence throughout the day when they entered and Howard saw a female in the residence.
Howard, 53, 97 Parker St., Williamston reported he saw a female in the house and that she attempted to leave through the back door which was screwed shut. She told the male outside to get her out of the house and then exited through a bathroom window. Dean followed the female and the male from the back of the residence through the woods to a bridge where he saw them sit down. He returned to the residence and gave a description of the female to officers. Officer Parker searched the area of Gray Drive where the bridge is located and located two subjects walking away from the bridge. The female was identified by the victim by a photo taken by Parker. Lackey was arrested and transported to ACDC. Charping stated he did not enter the house, however a warrant for prowling was issued for Charping and served at the ACDC. Items reported stolen included Sledgehammer guitar $200; Epiphone guitar $400; guitar pedals $100; Hart amp $50; Verizon cell phone $200; knives $140; tools $345; baseball pitching machine $100. Total value of items was $1535. J. Sparks investigated.
Aug. 3 – Fast Fuel, 207 West Main St. reported finding a clear baggy containing approximately 1 gram of a crystal like substance believed to be narcotics. The item was taken to WPD to be placed in the evidence box for destruction. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Aug. 1 – Officers investigated a shots fired incident in which a resident of Ridge Ct. reported hearing gunshots fired in the area. The complainant stated he observed on his camera a dark truck driving by his house around 0300 hours on certain nights firing shots. Officers were to keep an eye in the area for the truck. D. Vickery investigated.
July 31 – Ashley Renee Major, 36, 291 Hickery Rd., Williamston reported a storage house at 301 Williams St. broken into. Forced enty was gained by prying open the front door. Stolen items included miscellaneous tools valued at $500, 2 person blow up kayak $500, Yard Man self propelled mower $400, 6 fabric chairs multi colored $120, welding tools $1000. Total value $2,520. D. R. Hart initially investigated. The incident remains under investigation.